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3 definitions found
 for disorient
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Disorient \Dis*o"ri*ent\, v. t.
     1. To turn away from the east; to confuse as to which way is
        east; to cause to lose one's bearings. [R.] --Bp.
        Warburton.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. to cause (a person) to lose one's sense of direction; to
        cause to lose one's bearings or way; as, the tourist was
        disoriented by the winding and narrow streets.
        [PJC]
  
     3. (Psychiatry) to cause one to lose one's sense of time or
        place, or of one's own personal identity.
        [PJC]
  
     4. to confuse (a person) by changing or removing something
        which has served as a standard or guide to action; as,
        workers were rendered unemployed and disoriented by the
        rapid changes in the markets.
        [PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  disorient
      v 1: cause to be lost or disoriented [syn: disorient,
           disorientate] [ant: orient, orientate]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  43 Moby Thesaurus words for "disorient":
     addle, addle the wits, ball up, becloud, bedazzle, befuddle,
     bewilder, bother, bug, cloud, confuse, daze, dazzle,
     discombobulate, discomfit, discompose, disconcert, disorganize,
     disturb, embarrass, entangle, flummox, flurry, fluster, flutter,
     fog, fuddle, fuss, maze, mist, mix up, moider, muddle, perplex,
     perturb, pother, put out, raise hell, rattle, ruffle,
     throw into confusion, unsettle, upset
  
  

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